Fwd: FW: E-Mail Sur Charges... Beware And Prevent...
- I don't know if you have hear this, but I had not.
>From: "roxanne wessel" <wideworld@...>______________________________________________________
>Subject: FW: E-Mail Sur Charges... Beware And Prevent...
>Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2000 07:53:29 -0700
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jerome Centre [mailto:jercen@...]
> Sent: Sunday, March 12, 2000 7:22 AM
> To: Undisclosed-Recipient:;
> Subject: E-Mail Sur Charges... Beware And Prevent...
> > Good morning,
> Even though I may have sent this message out earlier for your
>consideration, it is important to keep this on everyone's mind...
> Subject: US Stamps for E-mails
> > Please read the following carefully if you intend to stay on-line
> > continue using email:
> > The last few months have revealed an alarming trend in the
> > United States attempting to quietly push through legislation that
> > affect your use of the Internet.
> > Under proposed legislation, the U.S. Postal Service will be
> > bill email users out of" alternate postage fees".
> > Bill 602P will permit the Federal Govt. to charge a 5 cent
> > every email delivered by billing Internet Service Providers at
> > The consumer would then be billed in turn by the ISP.
> > Washington DC lawyer Richard Stepp is working without pay to
> > legislation from becoming law. The U.S. Postal Service is claiming
> > revenue due to the proliferation of email is costing nearly
> > revenue per year.
> > You may have noticed their recent ad campaign "There is nothing
> > letter". Since the average citizen received about 10 pieces of
> > day in 1998, the cost to the typical individual would be an
> > cents per day or over $180 dollars per year, above and beyond
> > Internet costs.
> > NOTE that this would be money paid directly to the U.S. Postal
> > service they DO NOT EVEN provide. The whole point of the Internet
> > democracy and noninterference.
> > If the federal government is permitted to tamper with our
> > adding a surcharge to email, who knows where it will end. You are
> > paying an exorbitant price for snail mail because of bureaucratic
> > inefficiency. It currently takes up to 6 days for a letter to be
> > from New York to Buffalo. If the U.S. Postal Service is allowed
> > with email, it will mark the end of the "free"
> > Internet in the United States. One congressman, Tony Schnell has
> > suggested
> > a "twenty to forty dollar per month surcharge on all Internet
> > and beyond the government's proposed email charges. Note that most
> > major newspapers have ignored the story, the only exception being
> > Washingtonian which called the idea of email surcharge "a useful
> > whose time has come. March 6th 1999 Editorial)
> > Don't sit by and watch your freedom erode away! Send this email to
> > Americans on your list and tell your friends and relatives and say
> > Bill 602P.
> > Kate Turner,
> > Assistant to Richard Stepp,
> > Berger, Stepp and Gorman Attorneys at Law
> > 216 Concorde Street, Vienna, VA
> > URGENT!!!! Pass this along to all your email buddies
> Eugene A. Taylor
> 218 Beaverdam Drive
> Salisbury, Md 21804-5602
> Telephone: (410) 742 7114
> Email: etaylor@...
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